Denver Transit

COMMUTER RAIL IN DENVER

Railroads of Colorado

Denver Union Pacific Station

Denver Union Pacific Station

Powered by WebRing.
Denver Railroad Station

Train Station in Denver, Colorado: North Building

Denver Railroad Station

Denver Amtrak Reopens at Union Station

At left is the canopy covering the Amtrak platforms now open at Denver's 133 year-old Union Station.  Although most of Union Station is still under construction, and not yet open to passengers, this marks the first major milestone in the reopening of the station. For now Amtrak passengers will still use temporary facilities to wait, buy tickets, and retrieve luggage, according to the DenverUrbanism Blog. Amtrak's California Zephyr has resumed service to platforms at Denver Union Station after a three-year absence and as a nearly $500 million restoration of the historic Denver rail hub continues.

TRIP TO DENVER


Recent business travel took me to Denver. I hadn't been there since 1964 and WOW it's a very different and more complex city. I understand that in 1929 there were only two paved streets in the town. There are a lot of attractions in the city and nearby area.

There is a really great 5.3 mile modern light rail transit system that runs both north and south of the downtown. All 15 stations are for both north-bound and south-bound trains except in downtown where they are on parallel streets. Fares are low: $0.75 off-peak and $1.25 peak. The trains are wheel chair accessible and can carry several bikes. Being two hours off my usual time zone, I had a cheap morning ride each day I was in Denver. Tickets are purchased from ticket vending machines at the stations (or passes purchased by mail) and Light Rail uses roving fare inspectors. Bus transfers are free.

I visited the Forney Transportation Museum located just west of downtown right off Interstate 25. The buildings were built in 1901 for the Denver Tramway Power Company. It originally housed steam engine powered generators for Denver's 156-mile trolley system. Forney was a manufacturer of welding equipment and left money for the museum. Highlight of the museum is a "Big Boy" steam locomotive. Union Pacific 4005 was built by the American Locomotive Company in 1941 and was donated in 1962. It is impressive with over 130 feet in length and a loaded weight of over a million pounds. Fuel (56,000 pounds of coal) and water (24,000 gallons) are impressive too. They also have a rotary snow plow, a "big hook" and some smaller items. A lot of the museum is automotive. It is located at the 1876 birthplace of Denver which is the convergence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek.

Nearby is the Platte Valley Trolley which features an ex-Connecticut Company open trolley (the kind made famous for carrying huge crowds to Yale football games). It is numbered 1977 but I don't think that was the original number. I didn't think there were any open cars in that series of numbers. For instance, Connecticut Electric Railway has 840 and Branford has 1414 and 1425. I wasn't able to get any idea of its history from any of the staff and haven't had a chance to consult any of my roster information. It operates south from the Forney Museum to Decatur Street along the west bank of the river. It has stops at Mile High Stadium, McNichols Arena and the Children's Museum. An extended trip runs on a portion of the interurban line that ran to Golden until 1950. In total, it is a couple of miles long.

The Coors brewery in nearby Golden is interesting because they are such a large rail shipper (both inbound and outbound). Their six red switchers are constantly busy building trains in several small yards and spotting cars near the numerous buildings.

On the road to Golden is the Colorado Railroad Museum. It has lots of narrow gauge stuff and a huge HO model railroad exhibit. Even many of the standard gauge railroads in the area began as narrow gauge.

Some of the attractions I missed were:

· The Pikes Peak Cog Railway (however I did ride it in 1964 before they had the modern Swiss-made cars).

· Royal Gorge has a Frontier Town and Railway.

· Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.

· The Durango & Silverton Narrow Railroad. Home of a coal-fired steam operated narrow gauge train.

· Leadville, Colorado & Southern RR. Shows the splendor of Colorado's high country.

· Georgetown Loop Railroad. Also features tour of Lebanon Silver Mine. Has restored steam locomotives.

By Ken Kinlock at kenkinlock@gmail.com

ec-bp.com The Forum for Supply Chain Integration


ec-bp was established in 2005 as the advocate for lowering the barriers to the adoption of EDI, and our email newsletter has been published every month since that time. Our focus has expanded beyond EDI to encompas the full gamut of supply chain practices and technologies. In addition, our readership has grown to become the largest of any similarly focused publication, and has expanded to include more than 90,000 professionals involved in nearly every aspect of the supply chain.

Today’s supply chain is more than simple transport of EDI documents. The complexity of maintaining compliance with trading partners, managing the ever increasing amount of data, and analyzing that data to drive constant improvement in processes and service take supply chain professionals far beyond the basics of mapping EDI documents.

Find out about Action Engines and Fair Promise

Have you heard about WAZZ UB

It morphed into MY PERFECT INTERNET



The World Wide Web is the future and it is our VISION to create a PERFECT INTERNET for all.

Nowadays, you have to click and scroll and waste a lot of time to find what you are really looking for. The big search engines, communities and email services collect your data to serve you with tons of unwanted advertising and to sell your data. Your mailbox is full of spam and spyware/malware is always around the corner.

In our VISION, we create a HOME for a GLOBAL FAMILY of users, where your DATA is SAFE and where you find all the USEFUL SERVICES that you need at your fingertips.

Imagine a company that is not only LISTENING to but DRIVEN BY its MEMBERS. A company that is SHARING SUCCESS and CREATING JOBS all around the world...

Welcome to the PERFECT INTERNET!

Sign up for your Perfect Internet Home Page today!

GlobalHighway The Global Highway:
Interchange to Everywhere
A portal to the World. The Global Highway leads everywhere! Follow it to wherever you might want to go. We have something for everyone!
Travel and Penney's greatlinks!
KC Jones See KC Jones BLOG about Railroad History

See Penney Vanderbilt's BLOG about the renewed Amtrak Station
affiliate_link

Find out about Witnesses and Fair Promise

Supply Chain Control Tower

Supply Chain Management Control Towers



Control towers are used in many industries for different purposes: airports and railroads use them for traffic control; power plants have control rooms to monitor operations; and third party logistics providers use them to track transportation activities. These are places where operations run well. Why not a

“SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT CONTROL TOWER"

in order to monitor and assure your supply? Talk to us, we build them!

So just what is an SCM Control Tower? What are the functions of a Supply Chain Control Tower? Who staffs your Supply Chain Management Control Tower?

If you use an EDI VAN for your business, this message is for you. Move past the ancient VAN technology. JWH EDI Services Electronic Commerce Messaging System will bring your EDI operation into the 21st Century. The power of our global EDI network is available on your server, your cloud platform or your application. AND you cannot beat our prices.
You can connect and communicate with all your customers and trading partners through the JWH EDI Services Electronic Commerce Messaging System - Connect with trading partners around the world on a single Network-as-a-Service platform, get real-time transaction visibility and eliminate those manual network processes. It is a pay as you need model. We track all interchanges from the moment they enter the system, along every step across the network, and through the delivery confirmation.

How can we help you? Contact us: Ken Kinlock at kenkinlock@gmail.com
Where Traveler

Organic Foods

Food Distributor for organic and natural products. Wholesale distribution throughout North America. We are a broker for organic and natural products. We specialize in locating organic products you sometimes can't get from your local distributors. We set you up with a relationship with a supplier. Our ORGANIC FOOD WebSite is not everything we can get, just a robust sample.

Ominous Ecology

Greenland's ice caps are melting! Find out more about Global Warming at our Ominous Ecology WebSite.

Corsica Ferry
English

Traveling in Europe?
You will probably need to make a FERRY RESERVATION.


Also available in French
Stop by and see our Reservations Center.
Corsica Ferry
French

OnLine Store Business Process: E-Commerce & EDI

On-Line Stores have changed a lot and are growing. Consumers love the convenience. In 2011, US consumers spent $194 billion shopping via OnLine stores according to the US Department of Commerce. According to Forrester Research that number will grow to $279 billion by 2015.
Denver Railroad Station

Train Station in Denver, Colorado: Front

Train Station WebRing
© WebRing Inc.
Train Station WebRing by k_kinlock
<< Prev | Ring Hub | Join | Rate| Next >>

Required Attire for a Remote Workforce


Ever wonder how your telecommuting colleagues really live? Turns out, many of them actually do work in their pajamas. They also tend to love their work-life balance – to the point where they’d take a pay cut to maintain the status quo. This is a “must read” for both remote workers and for their office-bound managers.

Not only can you search hotels by city, but you can search by your favorite chain of hotels.



We can find all the best hotels at the best rates in Nice, Cannes, or Monaco,.
Our HAND TOOL WebSite is intended in aiding you to locate HAND TOOL suppliers. You may search by product or by manufacturer. We add both products and manufacturers, so keep checking back. In addition we are a full service MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operational Supplies) supplier. If you are in the construction or farming business, we are your source.
JWH Rapid Response Temporary Housing

JWH Rapid Response Temporary Housing

Our containers will make a great summer camping.

We can make your summer camp a great looking building. All the comforts of home at a much less cost.
RailLinks Lowest Car Rental Deals affiliate_link

Railroads On The Rebound

Over the last 50+ years, railroads have changed a lot. Now they are about to change again.

It is all about a combination of economic factors and climate factors.

Since 1950 , railroads have consolidated. Freight moved from a "box car mentality" to a "unit train,mentality". Passenger went from a robust business to a "caretaker" arrangement called AMTRAK. This happened as everybody could drive for free on the Interstate Highway System or fly on an airline system where the government subsidized both airlines and airports. In the meantime, railroad express and railroad post offices went "down the tubes". The old Post Office Department and the Railway Express Agency could not adjust to the new way. UPS and Fex Ex could.
Carbon Calculator
What's the most environmentally-friendly way to transport goods? The answer is freight rail. The EPA estimates that every ton-mile of freight that moves by rail instead of by highway reduces greenhouse emissions by two-thirds. But what does that really mean? Our easy-to-use carbon calculator will estimate the amount of carbon dioxide that can be prevented from entering our environment just by using freight rail instead of trucks. We'll even tell you how many seedlings you'd need to plant to have the same effect.
Garbage Truck We can find any garbage truck you might want; NEW or USED
Let us search our numerous sources for you. Contact us, give us your location, specifications of the truck you want, and the price you want to pay. "We Talk Trash"!
JWH Industrial can get ANYTHING in GARBAGE TRUCKS. Talk to us about garbage trucks,
We have: Roll-off Trucks; Front Loaders; Rear Loaders; Grapple Loaders; Side Loaders.
Railways
© WebRing Inc.
Railways by king5021
<< Prev | Ring Hub | Join | Rate| Next >>
Union Pacific Denver Garden Railway

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) operates frequent express bus service, called "SkyRide", between DIA and various locations throughout the Denver-Aurora and Boulder metropolitan areas.


By 2015, RTD plans to build a commuter rail line from downtown Denver's Union Station through Aurora to DIA, as part of the FasTracks expansion program. Scheduled bus service is also available to points such as Fort Collins, Colorado and van services stretch into Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado summer and ski resort areas. Amtrak offers a Fly-Rail plan for ticketing with United Airlines for trips into scenic areas in the Western U.S. via a Denver stopover.
Rotary plow

Railroads and Snow



See some historic photographs of the railroads in snow. Rotary plows in snow! Great stories of railroad action in Winter!
Denver Union Station

Denver Union Station

City of Colorado Springs Locomotive

City of Colorado Springs Department of Electric Generation Locomotive

affiliate_link
Georgetown Loop Durango & Silverton Railroad

RailwayStation.com has provided a 1942 Quiz Book on Railroads and Railroading.

Here's some interesting questions and answers:

What is the highest altitude reached by a standard steam railroad in the United States?

The highest point reached by a standard steam railroad in this country is at Ibex, Colorado, on the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, where the elevation is 11,522 feet above sea level.

What other high altitudes are reached by railway lines in the United States?

The Colorado & Southern Railway (a part of the Burlington System) reaches an altitude of 11,319 feet at Climax, Colorado, and 10,207 feet at Leadville, Colorado. Both points are on narrow-gauge lines. The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad reaches altitudes of 10,856 feet at Marshall Pass, Colorado, (narrow gauge); 10,239 feet at Tennessee Pass, Colorado, (standard gauge); 10,200 feet at Leadville, Colorado, (standard gauge); 10,028 feet at Monarch, Colorado, (narrow gauge); and 10,015 feet at Cumbres Pass, Colorado, (narrow gauge).
Denver Ski Train Intermountain NRHS Pikes Peak Cog Railway
Colorado Railroad Museum Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Colorado Railroad Museum

Ride The Historic Rails
Ride The
Historic Rails
Through the
Royal Gorge
Denver Regional Transportation District
This article appeared in the May 1999 BRIDGE LINE BULLETIN of the Bridge Line Historical Society
Meteo France
Nice, France Weather
Weather Channel
Mexico City Weather
National Weather Service
Philadelphia Weather
Meteo France
Saint Tropez Weather
Environment Canada
Montreal Weather
Find out more about vacations in Nice, France Find out more about vacations in Mexico City Find out more about vacations in Philadelphia Find out more about vacations in Saint-Tropez Find out more about vacations in Montreal and the Laurentian Mountains
Find weather around the World . Temperature and forecasts for hundreds of cities.

See adverse weather conditions. Upcoming storms, snow, tornados, hurricanes.

Check out our special weather forecasts for the French Riviera!!!

Visit our Travel Reservations and Information Center and see our CRUISE section. Make Hotel Reservations as well as rental cars. Book a ferry from Nice to Corsica. Rent Vacation Homes.
Cheap Airfares Come visit the
Denver Rail Heritage Society

and
ride an Open Trolley Car
along
the scenic Platte Valley
and
See Denver From A Breezer!
Snow Belt in New York State Boonville Station There is a "Snow Belt" in New York State that runs above Syracuse and Utica. It goes East from Oswego to at least Boonville. Here's the station at Boonville.

Find out more about Weather around the World



Ominous Weather is about more than weather. Its about our environment. Its about our social issues that need to be surfaced if we want to save our environment. See Champions of our Environment like Al Gore SAS le Prince Albert II de Monaco John R. Stilgoe Ralph Nader. We have addressed several railroad-related projects that will conserve fuel and lessen pollution. Our Window on Europe spotlights projects that can help the rest of the World.
We have other environmental sites on garbage trucks and Rapid response temporary shelters / portable housing.

REFERENCE

Denver, Colorado
List of Colorado Railroads
Links to Railroad Sites
Denver's Rail History
Rocky Mountain Railroad Club
Colorado Live Steamers
CRIPPLE CREEK AND VICTOR
NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD
Leadville, Colorado
& Southern Railroad
Union Pacific in Denver
Graeme McDowell wins US Open Golf in Nice and the French Riviera
Golf in Laurentides / Laurentians Region of Quebec
Golf in the Montréal area
Golf in Northwest France
The U.S. Open
Golf Courses on Google Earth
WOW, you have come to the right place to buy golf equipment!!!
AND, we have the best prices too!

We are working on our list of Golf Hotels and Resorts


Some of these are well known because of PGA Tour events held there. Pinehurst; The Greenbrier; and Pebble Beach certainly belong in this catagory. Others are located in towns with even more than golf as an attraction. In this Category is The Otesaga in Cooperstown, New York; Basin Harbor Club on Lake Champlain.

Search by Keyword

Rich Neighbor

Troop Trains

Troop Train Photo Album


Photos of a trip from Texas to New York City (World War II) as an armored division brings its equipment and troops to the port.

We can find you tickets for all the great music, sports and cultural events. We have the best prices and most availability of any ticket seller.

VISIT OUR TICKET BOOTH

Chicago Bypass Why do we need a "Chicago Bypass"? YOU WILL BE SURPRISED!

Click on any doctor above to see why.
Tram at Place Massena Now you can see the entire NICE, FRANCE TRAMWAY in GOOGLE EARTH!!!!
EDI Tool Box What is EDI?
EDI Mapping
AS2
Blogs about EDI and eCommerce
Financial EDI
EDI with the Government
Electronic Commerce Communications Providers
EDI and EC Vendors
EDI Project Management
Transportation EDI
History of EDI
Unique Global Identity for EDI Messages
Who wrote all this good stuff?
See Ancienne Hippie BLOG about Railroad History
Ancienne Hippie
See KC Jones BLOG about Railroad History We cover New York Central, New Haven Railroad and other Eastern Railroads. Penney Vanderbilt and KC Jones See Penney Vanderbilt BLOG about Golf and Vacations, especially on the French Riviera We have a lot about Nice, France. Not only do we cover golf on the French Riviera, but also Northwest France, Quebec, Golf Hotels and THE US Open
Contact us at kinlock@hotmail.com Links to railroad Sites

Site Map

Google
eXTReMe Tracker
index sitemap advanced
site search by freefind
This WebSite is a member of the OMINOUS WEATHER Group (which also includes Kingly Heirs, JWH EDI, Barry's Best, EDI Tool Box, Weathertopia, Vacation French Riviera, WebRing Railroads). Privacy. Terms of Use. Free online link checker - test your links
ICANN's Registrants' Benefits and Responsibilities ICANN's Registrant Educational Information